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Net Cafe was the world's most widely distributed television series covering the Internet revolution during the height of the dot com boom. The series was broadcast throughout the United States and in more than one hundred other countries for six years, from 1996 through 2002. It was hosted by Stewart Cheifet, Jane Wither, and Andrew deVries.

The weekly program went behind the scenes of the World Wide Web to meet the people and explore the culture of the new "wired" generation. The series featured Internet tips, a guide to the best web sites, a preview of internet startups, and interviews with the movers and shakers behind the Internet phenomenon. It introduced many new web sites to the public which are now household names such as Yahoo!, Google, and eBay.

The series has been recognized for its journalistic excellence, winning a variety of prestigious broadcast awards. It was produced on location at various internet cafes around the Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Did aliens land in Roswell? Were there others involved in JFK's assassination? Are organs being taken from prisoners in China and sold to rich patients needing transplants? We'll explore the World Wide Web to find out who thinks there are conspiracies taking place. Shot on location at the Club I cyber cafe in San Francisco. Originally broadcast in 1999.
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Topics: Episodes: 1999, conspiracy
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The Internet has become a haven for artists of all sorts. This program looks at some of the early uses of the Web by creative artists and performance organizations including the San Francisco Opera, the Experimental Techno-Performance Guru, a Counting Crows fan site, a script exchange site for playwrights, and a site dedicated to accordion players! Originally broadcast in 1999.
Topics: Episodes: 1999, performing, arts
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The major sports news and information sites are still very popular, with up to 5,000 sites devoted to the most popular sports. But now even obscure sports like Gaelic Football, HackySack, and Paddleball have multiple sites. Originally broadcast in 1998. Episode #243.
Topics: Episodes: 1999, sports, cyber, 243
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The Internet has a reputation an excape from real life. On the contrary, it is hugely popular among people who have interests well beyond their lives online. An example of this would be the various performing arts. Writers, critics, actors, musicians and fans of performance have created a wide variety of great sites geared towards sharing their love of the arts.
Topic: Episodes: 1999
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Thousands of home pages celebrate people's pets and just about every animal under the sun has at least a few Websites devoted to it. And of course a huge number of e-commerce sites now offer everything from exotic animals themselves to everything you need to keep a pet. We take a look at animals online.
Topic: Episodes: 1999
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Computers and the Internet get a bad rap for keeping people alone, in dark rooms, staring at a screen. Instead many people are using the Web to find out about places they can go and things they can do. Originally broadcast in 1999.
Topics: Episodes: 1999, travel
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As the Internet gets to be a bigger part of our lives, it's perhaps inevitable that it has gained some of the vices of life, too. Having been a relatively benign place to meet people and hang out, the Web is now somewhere that sees its fair share of criminal behavior, and an often helpful medium for gaining knowledge on the topic.
Topics: Episodes: 1999, crime, justice
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Self-publishing no longer means paying thousands of dollars to a printer for a bound book. Self-publishing can be done online and accessible to the world for little or no money. We search out the best sites for aspiring authors as well as sites for finding rare books and downloading books online.
Topic: Episodes: 1999
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The Web is a great place to further your knowledge and learn about the world around you. It doesn't matter what stage you are in your life, the learning possibilities online are endless.
Topics: Episodes: 1999, learning, education